Seedy Quinoa And Cacao Slices..

Fancy trying these Seedy Quinoa and Cacao Slices recipe out?

Specially created for Sevenhills Wholefoods by Deliciously Ella.

(Gluten + Dairy Free, Vegan).

These sticky fruit and nut bars are the perfect afternoon treat. Packed full of superfood goodness they’ll keep you going with natural energy.

How To Make Seedy Quinoa And Cacao Slices:


Makes: Around 16 small slices

Prep time – 25 minutes
Setting time – 40 minutes

What you need:

For the base:

  • 200g hazelnuts
  • 8 Medjool dates
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods organic extra virgin raw coconut oil 25g puffed quinoa 80g golden flax seeds
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 60g Sevenhills Wholefoods organic goji berries
  • 150g chopped dried apricots

For the cacao topping:

  • 3 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods organic raw cacao powder
  • 100g Sevenhills Wholefoods organic cacao butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods organic raw chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods organic goji berries

What you do:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C and roast the hazelnuts for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  2. Start by pitting the dates and adding them to the food processor with the almond butter, tahini and coconut oil. Blend for about 5 minutes, until a smooth paste forms, then add the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Stir the quinoa puffs, flax seeds, sesame seeds, goji berries and apricots into the date paste and mix until completely combined.
  3. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and press the mixture into the baking tray, making sure it is even and quite firmly packed. Place in the fridge to set while you make the cacao layer.
  4. For the cacao layer, simply place the cacao powder, cacao butter and maple syrup in a sauce pan and heat really gently until the three have melted together, don’t let them come to the boil though.
  5. Remove the base layer from the fridge and pour the cacao over the top. Sprinkle with chia seeds and goji berries to decorate then return the tray to the fridge for another hour and a half to let the cacao layer set. Slice and enjoy!

*Recipe and recipe photo by Sevenhills Wholefoods*


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32 Comments

  1. Tamar SB
    31st July 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Oh that sounds quite lovely!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd August 2016 / 5:44 am

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar πŸ™‚

  2. Cathy Glynn
    8th August 2016 / 7:06 am

    This looks perfect for that mid morning snack to keep me going till lunch time. x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th August 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks Cathy πŸ™‚

  3. Baby Isabella
    8th August 2016 / 7:24 am

    Not so sure I would eat it, but my mummy sure would! Sounds super healthy and a great snack to keep energy levels up. She needs all the help she can get chasing around after me!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th August 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Hehe, I remember mine all being little πŸ™‚

  4. Joanna
    8th August 2016 / 9:13 am

    I didn't think you can use quinoa for sweet recipes, I only had it in savory dishes. It looks very interesting for a healthy breakfast or a midday snack.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th August 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Joanna πŸ™‚

  5. Margarett Murphy
    8th August 2016 / 9:52 am

    Looks nice and healthy! Bonus..

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th August 2016 / 7:15 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  6. Mellissa Williams
    8th August 2016 / 3:08 pm

    What a super healthy sweet treat. I need to make this as it sounds delicious

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th August 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Mellissa πŸ™‚

  7. Anosa Malanga
    8th August 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Oooh I am loving these big time, healthy and nutritious

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th August 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks Anosa πŸ™‚

  8. ana de jesus
    9th August 2016 / 9:00 am

    Wow these slices look heavenly! I would love some seedy quinoa and cacao slices right now!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th August 2016 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Ana πŸ™‚

  9. Stella Olojola
    9th August 2016 / 9:56 am

    These slices would make a yummy snack. Love your photos.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th August 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Thanks for the comment Stella πŸ™‚

  10. beautyqueenuk
    9th August 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Well I did crinkle my nose up till I saw the photos, now I do want to try it yes please!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th August 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks lovely πŸ™‚

  11. Kara Guppy
    10th August 2016 / 7:35 am

    They look delicious – I look after a girl who is gluten and dairy free so will have to attempt to make these

    • Clairejustine oxox
      10th August 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kara πŸ™‚

  12. Alina Ghost
    10th August 2016 / 7:37 am

    I never would have thought of putting those things together to make something so delicious. I must give this a try and invite my gluten free friend over :)Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture

    • Clairejustine oxox
      10th August 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks for the comment Alina πŸ™‚

  13. Evelina
    10th August 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Oh my this looks absolutely amazing! And knowing that is gluten and diary free makes it even better.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      10th August 2016 / 9:20 pm

      Thanks for the comment Evelina:)

  14. Grant R
    10th August 2016 / 9:18 pm

    I had quinoa before in savoury dishes and didn't like it. This, however, looks very tasty and I'd be prepared to revisit it. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      10th August 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Grant πŸ™‚

  15. Chilling With Lucas
    12th August 2016 / 6:54 am

    Looks great for my mid morning snack with a decaf coffee x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      14th August 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  16. Stephanie Myers
    17th August 2016 / 11:03 pm

    oh this sounds delicious!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th August 2016 / 9:09 am

      Thanks for stopping by Stephanie πŸ™‚

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